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Heading for a safety incident? Look out for the Warning Signs

There are a number of hazards associated with construction work and those responsible for a site’s safety need to ensure none of these hazards slip through the cracks. It is easy to become overwhelmed with safety when you consider the

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Unions against Proposed Changes to QLD OHS Safety Laws

Unions in Queensland are outraged by proposed changes which were made by the Attorney General recentlyto the occupational health and safety laws. The changes would mean that unions who wish to inspect safety breaches on work sites will have to

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The ACT tops country’s most dangerous construction jurisdictions

As the ACT Work Safety Inspectors begin a 3 week blitz, the ACT’s work safety commissioner, Mark McCabe announced that the states serious accident rate make it the most dangerous construction jurisdiction. Although the state has begun a trend towards

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Construction Safety: Beware of Falling Hazards

A construction accident which took place recently on a rural property west of Ipswich is an example of the risks associated with merely setting foot onto a construction site and why each worker should be trained on general safety in

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Basic Tips to make your worksite safer

Most construction companies and even their employees view safety as a complicated issue which has many in-depth facets, making it difficult and arduous. But the truth is construction safety can be summed up with a few key statements. When simplified

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Asbestos Awareness Week

Construction workers are not the only ones at risk of contracting an asbestos related disease. According to WorkCover NSW people undertaking DIY tasks at home and being exposed to asbestos because of old building materials that may have been used

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Crane Collapse Results in $170K Fine

Source: OiMax An incident that occurred in Victoria recently has highlighted the danger of working with cranes for employees and the need for employers to ensure worker safety. The crane in question collapsed on a worker, causing him to sustain

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Avoiding Nail Gun Accidents in Construction

Despite their usefulness nail guns can be dangerous when improperly handled. Safety guidelines need to be followed in order to minimise the risk involved with nail gun use. The hazards presented by nail gun use include accidentally discharging them and

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Bridge Collapses Injuring Worker

Another safety incident has occurred on the construction site of a bridge. A worker suffered serious injuries after falling after the bridge collapsed.This incident demonstrates the need to guard against structural collapse in construction work.  In addition to bad weather,

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Adjusting to Work in Extreme Heat

Source: Fabio Coatti Construction workers engage in extremely strenuous work, most often outdoors which can be a problem especially during the hot summer months. As an outdoor worker you are at risk of developing skin cancer, and Oz in particular

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